What are regulations or Checklist for change over of Cargo from oil to dry bulk cargo on ships ?

Oil to Dry Bulk Cargo

  • Wash cargo holds and tanks including access trunks.
  • Flush all main suctions into cargo holds and tanks and strip dry.
  • Gas free all cargo holds and tanks.
  • Hose off, blow through, disconnect and stow heating coils as required. Plug securing sockets as necessary.
  • Complete hand hosing and digging of holds and sumps to the requirements of the next cargo.
  • Drain cargo holds and suction wells.
  • Blank off main suctions to holds as necessary. Ensure stripping discharge line to after hold is securely blanked.
  • Ensure sounding pipes to bilge wells are open and clear of obstructions.
  • Fit main and stripping suction recess doors as necessary. Also fit heating coil connecting pipe recess doors.
  • Wash cargo pipeline system thoroughly, including pumps, deck lines, bottom lines and pumproom.
  • Ensure gauging system, where fitted, is stowed or blanked as necessary to manufacturer s recommendations.
  • Drain, vent and prove gas free all gas lines and risers.
  • Blank off gas line to holds as necessary.
  • Set venting system to the requirements of the next cargo.
  • Check hatch cover sealing arrangements and closing devices.
  • Check ballast tanks, void spaces, cofferdams and pumprooms for flammable gas. Ventilate as necessary and prove gas free.
  • If slops are retained, ensure designated pipeline segregations are fitted, slop tanks are fully inerted and the relevant venting system adopted as necessary.


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